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July 17, 2013

Shippey, Petty are Point Award nominees

JOHNSTOWN — Delweld pitcher Marcus Shippey wasn’t perfect, but the big right-hander wasn’t far off the mark in earning the June Point Stadium Award nomination.

Shippey tossed a no-hitter against Ophthalmic Associates on June 26.

“The guys did a great job of keeping it quiet. We didn’t realize it until the seventh inning,” Delweld manager Chris DelSignore said. “He was just in a zone. We played solid defense, no errors. He was perfect after their fifth or sixth hitter.”

Shippey walked the lead-off hitter in both the first and second innings, and then retired the final 18 batters he faced.

“He was getting his breaking ball over. He was earning the outside corner. He had command of every pitch he had and he used his breaking pitch and was overpowering with his fastball. He was highly efficient,” DelSignore said.

The Point Stadium Award Committee announced two monthly nominees as well as two Point Stadium Play of the Month nominees.

n Shippey, Delweld pitcher: Shippey tossed a no-hitter as the league leaders blanked Ophthalmic Associates 6-0 on June 26.

Shippey struck out 12 batters and walked two. The Bedford hurler gave up a pair of early walks and then went into shutdown mode. Of Shippey’s 96 pitches, 61 were strikes.

n Kyle Petty, California (Pa), first baseman: Petty had an incredible day at the plate in Cal’s 12-7 victory over Kutztown during the PSAC Championship Tournament on May 10.

Petty went 4-for-5 with four runs and four RBI in the elimination game win. He belted two triples and hit a three-run homer as California won its 38th game of the season, second-most in school history.

Shippey and Petty join previous monthly nominees: Pitt-Johnstown second baseman Jake Warner (February and March); and Mount Aloysius pitcher Derrick Capiak (April).

Two players shared the Point Stadium Play of the Month Award for June.

Each of the stellar plays came in the same  AAABA League game between then undefeated Delweld and the Berkley Hills Renegades on June 10. Ironically, Renegades right fielder Brett Marabito was involved in both plays.

n Delweld left fielder Devin Pritts earned a share of the Play of the Month for June by making a great catch on a Marabito drive down the third base line. Pritts chased the ball to the railing along the left-field fence, planted his foot on the rail and reached up to glove the ball for an out.

n Marabito also had some solid defensive work in the same game. He caught a fly ball to right field and threw a strike to home plate, beating the runner who was attempting to tag up. The Renegades held a 1-0 advantage at that point of the game, but Delweld eventually won 7-2.

Pritts and Marabito join previous Play of the Month nominees: Pitt-Johnstown outfielder Drew Ebersole (March) and UPJ catcher Kyle Morrow (April).

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